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Changing Image Size

Discussion in 'Software' started by IMSA, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. IMSA

    IMSA Private First Class

    This probably sounds like a real elementry question but is there a way I can change the image size of a picture so I can email the image? Now my images are 2048 X 1536 JPG files shot with a Canon camara and I need to shrink these images. I have Corel Draw Photo Paint, Jasc Paint Shop Pro 8.0 and Canon Zoombrowser if that helps. Thanks

  2. jak3y

    jak3y Guest

    Not sure with the programs you have there, but under JASC or Corel Draw, check under "image" then there should be a resize option, or maybe EDIT->Image-Resize, something like that.
  3. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    a quick option I use as I hate to startup my graphic apps just for a quick resize when max quality isnt needed eg. emails

    is to use the Image Resizer Powertoy for XP ( providing your using XP that is ) http://www.majorgeeks.com/download710.html

    once installed all you need to do is to right click an image file and choose Resize and pick a default size or choose your own custom size, this makes it so much easier to resize multiple images :)
  4. Robert

    Robert Sergeant

    Or Irfan Viewer which does resizing and a helluva lot more without the need to open up a major graphic editor.
  5. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

  6. AbbySue

    AbbySue MajorGeeks Administrator

    As a die hard PSP user (versions 7, 8 & 9) I have to disagree with some of that tutorial.:) If you reduce an image as suggested you lose alot of the quality and detail. To get the best possible reduction and maintain the sharpness of the image without detail loss it should be resized in increments. Resize as follows in PSP for best results:

    Set the pixel width to 90% (you can go lower to 85% but I don't recommend the lower setting) You will need to reduce it however many times until you reach your desired size as shown in the 'Original Dimensions' or by simply viewing the image size. Keep reducing in 90% increments until you have reached your desired size then use Effects > Sharpen > Unsharp Mask with these settings: Radius: 1.00 Strength: 40 Clipping 5

    Another option is to reduce it in 90% increments and use Effects > Sharpen > Sharpen after every 2nd or 3rd reduction but I find the above method gives much better results than this.
  7. kuku

    kuku Specialist

  8. DavidGP

    DavidGP MajorGeeks Forum Administrator - Grand Pooh-Bah Staff Member

    Lools like you have many options IMSA in the resizing of your pictures.

    @Abby... Cheers I will try that tip in PS and I agree I find Unsharp Mask much better for image quality... My PS tutor used to smack my wrists for even thinking of sharpen ;)
  9. Insomniac

    Insomniac Billy Ray Cyrus #1 Fan

    If it's only a one off, and you don't want to install a program, then just use Paint.

    It's only rudimentary, but fine for one time or very occasional use.

    If you want something better, IRFANVIEW is very good, and free.
  10. IMSA

    IMSA Private First Class

    Thanks everyone for your help. That solved the problem I was having

  11. Novice

    Novice MajorGeek

    As I'm naturally curious, whose suggestion did you follow and what program did you use?:)
  12. IMSA

    IMSA Private First Class

    I'm almost too embarrassed to say but I used MS Office Picture manager...


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